guides support all forms of sexual activities, from masturbation to Tantric sex.
Needless to say, they support homosexuality too. Spirit guide Emmanuel regards
homosexuality highly. He says,
"What role does homosexuality play in human relationship? A necessary one.
It is a means of love. It is a means of reaching for oneness. It is a means to
camouflage fear. It is, in short, a path."[i]
psychologistsˇ¦ view on homosexuality has changed tremendously over the years.
Psychiatrist Jeffrey Satinover reported that, back in 1963, the American
Psychiatric Association (APA) viewed homosexuality as an illness. Homosexuals
are emotionally disturbed persons. In 1971, the APA voted to normalize
homosexuality. In 1994, the APA even declared that they would not endorse any
professional to help a homosexual to change his or her lifestyle.[ii]
In general, Christian psychologistsˇ¦ attitudes in the area of sexuality are much more conservative. However, some of them support homosexuality. An article in the Journal of Psychology and Christianity explains that sexual orientation is not a conduct. Both homosexuals and heterosexuals can carry out their sex lives righteously or unrighteously.[iii] Gary Collins also reports that mixed attitudes exist among Christian psychologists toward homosexuality. Some condemn it by using Scripture, while others use reason to explain away the sinful implications. [iv]
[i] Pat Rodegast and Judith Stanton, comp., Emmanuelˇ¦s Book (New York: Some Friends of Emmanuel, 1985), p. 205.
[ii] Jeffrey Satinover, Homosexuality and the Politics of Truth (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1996), p. 31-37.
[iii] Rudy Serra, ˇ§The Continuing Struggle for Civil Rights in the Gay Community,ˇ¨ in Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 20, no. 2, (2001): 168-175.
[iv] Gary Collins, Christian Counseling (Dallas: Word Publishing, 1988), p. 281-82.
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